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more spending on education and health care lessen spending on weapon systems. that's kind of the big picture. and whether it's nurture or nature, who cares. the idea is that women really need to be at the table and we need to be at the table in large enough numbers that the perspective that women do bring to the table will be heard and will have an impact. >> on the surface, it's hard to disagree with that. but in practice i'm wondering if it's that easy. obviously the idea is to get the best person possible and i'm wondering if it's realistic when you factor in who actually wants to be in public service, who can get confirmed, sort of who is in that pipeline. are there enough women even in the pipeline at this point? >> i don't think there's any question that there's enough women in the pipeline. you know, there are just so many women out there and we may not know their names, you and i. the public may not know their names but clearly women have been entering the pipeline since the 1970s. there are highly competent excellent public servants that are out there and whether they are kn
approach issues on appropriation like education and health care and building in infrastructure, rebuilding our schools, dealing with the environment, our perspective is absolutely essential. so you may have women in congress, a couple, but what really matters is to have women at the table so that our perspectives, our lifetime of experience can be reflected in the work we do. >> you've been at the table for a while but your influence is obviously increasing. tell me where you stand on fiscal cliff. what's going to happen here, congresswoman? >> well, i am hoping because i'm the kind of person that always worked across the aisle. in fact on my foreign-ones committee, kay granger and i have been called the odd couple, we work well together. i've spoken to hal rodgers, chairman of the appropriations committee, i'm optimist being that we can sit at the table and get these things done. comprehensive tax reform is going to take longer, but we can make sure that the middle class keeps its tax cuts. we can make sure we target some waste. you can have across-the-board cuts. we have to have a very c
from the national education association. >> cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicare and medicaid will short-change the people who need it the most. so if you don't want seniors to come up empty, call senator warner and tell him, don't make a bad deal that cuts our care. >> joining me now is the federal government affairs director, chuck loveless. >> good to see you, chris. >> you're targeting four politicians here, senator warner and claire mccaskill and two others. why these four? >> we are very concerned that it could include many cuts in medicare, medicaid, and social security. with regard to the two republican house members, both of them have expressed some interest in including revenues as part of an overall deficit deal so we're trying to encourage them in their thinking in this way. >> these ads are running in those states. you also have a spanish version. you have a national day of action scheduled on monday with 200 events throughout the country. clearly you want to send the message that labor didn't fold its and karl rove is doing a series of ads. do you th
in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. s. >>> new york's mayor cory booker taking the food stamp challenge tomorrow. the man who is known for among other things shoveling snow out of constituents driveways and rescuing the homeless during flooding will start living on the monetary equivalent of a person on food stamps for a week. in new jersey that works out to about $133 a month or about $1.40 a meal. booker is the latest politician to stand in solidarity with welfare families. let's meet another man who tried the same thing, phoenix mayor. what was it like to live on just $4 a day for meals? >> well, in phoenix the food stamp amount is $29 per week. and to live off of that and still try to live a healthy lifestyle with healthy meals is incredibly difficult. i had to skip a bunch of meals. ate a lot of ramin and beans and rice and lost a few pounds. it was tough. >> a record 47 million americans use food stamps in august. that cost nearly $72 billion. so when you hear about the fiscal cliff and you hear about possible cuts to entitl
is the most important thing, my job, the economy, educating my children, crime. before the latino audiences, political audiences will listen to you as a candidate. you first cannot be mean, nasty, spirited towards immigrants. if you are they simply shut you off. so i think the problem that the republicans had is latinos said you're being so unfair, you're being so anti-immigrant, we feel personally offended by that and plus it is part of our core value. they just don't listen, so i think it was critical to the republican message that people weren't listening, they weren't buying in because they won't tune in if you're in that mean. >> the "wall street journal" is reporting congressional republicans are laying the groundwork for an immigration bill and raising money for gop lawmakers who support it and saying a bipartisan group in the house has been meeting secretly since 2009 to craft an immigration bill and they have legislation ready to go. what do you know about that legislation? >> here's what i know. i'm going to be seeing mr. l labrador this afternoon, republican from idaho sitting do
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